Clemmons – Tim Smith and Eileen Regan of The Big Celtic Fun Band, caller George Segebade

Enjoy the great contra connections as we have fun dancing with one another.

On Tuesday, August 7th, at Clemmons Civic Club, members of the well known band, Big Celtic Fun come to energize the dancing for us! Hear some great Irish and contra dance music with Tim Smith (flute, tin whistle, concertina, piano and a vocal or two), Eileen Regan (fiddle, guitar, Celtic harp and vocals). Good music like this makes the dancing so much fun!
Caller will be George Segebade who will definitely add to the dance fun with some great dances.
General Info
 
No partner necessary, No experience necessary
– If you can walk, you can contra dance
– If new, join in the fun lesson at 7:30
– Bring clean, soft soled shoes with you to change into to protect floors
– Bring friends for more fun!
– Community dancing for all ages
– High energy, live music
– Everyone makes mistakes but nobody cares
– The more you do it, the easier and more fun it becomes
– Treat one another with care and respect, smile and have a good time
 
General admission $9 (Members $8)
Full time students 23 and under $6 (Members $5)
FREE Lesson 7:30 – 8
Dance 8 – 10:30 pm with short break in middle
 
Clemmons Civic Club
Exit 184 from I-40
2870 Middlebrook Drive, Clemmons, NC
 
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Greensboro Grange – Big Celtic Fun (Eileen + Tim) with Cynthia Stewart calling

Saturday, March 10, Grange, Big Celtic Fun members Eileen  Reagan and Tim Smith with Cynthia Stewart calling.
Lesson and fellowship 7:30,  dance 8-11pm

Members of the well known band, Big Celtic Fun come to energize the dancing for us! Hear some great Irish and contra dance music with Tim Smith (flute, tin whistle, concertina, piano and a vocal or two), Eileen Regan (fiddle, guitar, Celtic harp and vocals).  They have lots of fun while they are playing and so will you on the dance floor!

Our local caller, Cynthia Stewart, who is a long time dancer and been involved in our organization for many years brings her love of contra dance to us through a fun repertoire of dances she enjoys that will make this a fun evening!

GENERAL INFO

– No partner necessary, No experience necessary
– If you can walk, you can contra dance
– If new, join in the fun lesson at 7:30
– Bring clean, soft soled shoes with you to change into to protect floors
– Bring friends for more fun!
– Community dancing for all ages
– High energy, live music
– Everyone makes mistakes but nobody cares
– The more you do it, the easier and more fun it becomes
– Treat one another with care and respect, smile and have a good time

General admission $10 (Members $8)
Full time students 23 and under $6 (Members $5).
Free Lesson 7:30 – 8
Dance 8 – 11:00 pm

Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers
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Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

Location: Guilford Grange Hall. 4909 Guilford School Rd, Greensboro, NC.
*Note – Despite what internet mapping sites may show, Guilford School Rd is NOT accessible from Guilford College Rd.

Directions: Traveling in either direction on I-40, take Exit 213 (Guilford College Rd). At the end of the ramp, turn right and continue about a mile until you cross railroad tracks at West Market Street. In 100 more feet, turn left onto Lindley Rd. Go 4 tenths mi., then turn right onto Guilford School Rd. The Grange is the last building on the right.

NEW DANCE! – SUNDAY at Salem College-Eileen & Tim with Emily Rush

Fiddle and Bow Country Dancers in association with Salem College Contra Collaborators is proud to offer you this new, convenient dance location and time!

We premiere this dance on Sunday, November 5, beginning at 5:30pm with the free lesson, then dance from 6pm-9pm. We have a hot band and caller from the Triangle coming over for this premiere – Eileen Regan and Tim Smith of the well known Big Celtic Fun band along with a great caller who is popular throughout the region,  Emily Rush.

For out of town dancers, this Sunday early evening dance from 6pm -9pm offers you the chance to travel from other dance communities, yet still be home in time for sleep before your week begins. For Salem students, this is the ultimate in convenience and likewise is an early evening activity you can enjoy while not infringing on sleep time. Try it out!

– No partner necessary, No experience necessary
– If you can walk, you can contra dance
If new, join in the fun lesson at 5:30
– Bring clean, soft soled shoes with you to change into to protect floors
– Bring friends for more fun!
– Community dancing for all ages
– High energy, live music
– Everyone makes mistakes but nobody cares
– The more you do it, the easier and more fun it becomes
– Treat one another with care and respect, smile and have a good time

Salem students and faculty $3
General admission $10 (Members $8)
Full time students 23 and under $6 (Members $5)

FREE Lesson 5:30 – 6
Dance 6 – 9 pm with short break in middle

Salem College: Bryant Hall
790 E. Salem Ave, Winston-Salem, NC
Easy access from Business-40  “Salem College” exit
From Hwy 52 there is a new way to come in on the newly completed road.
(Bryant Hall houses the gym, fitness center and Salem Commons)
Enter from Salem Avenue near the athletic fields on the south

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Eileen Regan, Julie Gorka with Emily Abel calling

DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL – this dance will be held at CLEMMONS CIVIC CLUB (instead of Salem College).  If driving a distance to dance, its always a good idea to check for any last minute changes! Yes?
The same  Salem faculty and student discounts will still apply so come on out and dance!
Salem College Contra Collaborators
kicks off the fall season appropriately with an all woman team beginning with a Salem Alumna, Emily Abel,  calling the dances, but remember, the dance will be held at Clemmons Civic Club.  

Emily fell in love with contra dancing while a student at Salem. After attending many dances and going to a few fabulous dance weekends like our own FEET RETREAT,  she was drawn to the art of calling dances, that is, teaching each dance and calling out the moves as people walked patterns to the music. Since graduating she has traveled extensively, calling dances all up and down the east coast while enjoyed the fellowship of other callers, band members and all the many people who just love contra dancing.

At this dance we have two amazing players playing live, high energy music: Eileen Reagan of Big Celtic Fun band and Julie Gorka of Copious Notes!   Big Celtic Fun has played for contra dances and festivals and all kinds of private events, and features driving traditional instrumentals featuring Eileen’s fiddle playing.

Next is Julie Gorka, a musician with a wide range of musical interests. She plays with many local musicians in the Triangle area and in the Washington DC area, including Copious Notes (with Mara Shea).  Julie has a degree in piano performance and will be playing keyboard at this dance. So, expect some great music to contra dance by!

Anyone can contra dance. No partner necessary, no experience necessary. New people join in all the time. We all work together and help one another out as we have fun and try new things.

Salem students and faculty are privileged to get into the dance for only  $3 !
Regular admission is now $9 while other students 23 and under come in for $6
Members enjoy a discounted admission of $8 and member students $5

– No partner necessary, no experience necessary
– If you can walk, you can contra dance 
– If new, join in the fun lesson at 7:30
– Bring clean, soft soled shoes with you to change into to protect floors
– Bring friends for more fun!
– Community dancing for all ages
– High energy, live music
– “Everyone makes mistakes but nobody cares!”
– Treat one another with care and respect

FREE Lesson 7:30 – 8
Dance 8 – 10:30 pm with short break in middle

Location:
Clemmons Civic Club
Exit 184 from I-40
2870 Middlebrook Drive, Clemmons, NC

Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers Website: www.FeetRetreat.com

Follow us on our Facebook Page: Fiddle and Bow Country Dancers
Join our Facebook Group: Fiddle and Bow Contra Dancers

Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

 

The *Big Celtic Fun Band, Dean Snipes calling

On Tuesday, April 25, at Clemmons Civic Club, two members of the well known band, Big Celtic Fun come to energize the dancing for us! Hear some great Irish and contra dance music with Tim Smith (flute, tin whistle, concertina, piano and a vocal or two), Eileen Regan (fiddle, guitar, Celtic harp and vocals). Good music like this makes the dancing so much fun!

Caller Dean Snipes, one of our favorite “mighty fine” callers from the Charlotte area will join the band in making it a great evening to be dancing! We don’t mind sweeping up a few discarded dance cards afterward because Dean makes every contra dance evening fun!

No partner necessary because you will dance with everyone in the room. 🙂
If you’re new, you’ll probably have more fun if you attend the free short lesson at 7:30 just before the dance.
– Please bring clean, soft soled shoes with you to change into to keep the nice floor nice.
– Dancing starts at 8 and runs until 10:30 with a short break in the middle.
– Bring friends whenever you can for more fun and for growing the dance.
– Everyone makes mistakes but nobody cares so have fun!

Remember to treat all dancers, especially beginning dancers with care and respect and help them have a good time.

General admission $8
Full time students (under 25) $5.
Free Lesson 7:30 – 8
Dance 8 – 10:30 pm

Clemmons Civic Club
Exit 184 from I-40
2870 Middlebrook Drive, Clemmons, NC

Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers Website:
www.feetretreat.com
Follow us on our Facebook Page: Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers
Join our Facebook Group: Fiddle & Bow Contra Dancers

Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers is a non-profit organization

Eileen Regan & Scott Walker of Big Celtic Fun Band with Dean Snipes Calling

Caller: Dean Snipes   Band: Eileen Regan & Scott Walker of Big Celtic Fun Band.

Saturday, November 19th at the Greensboro Grange
We are happy to have Eileen Regan (fiddle, vocals) and Scott Walker (guitar/fiddle/cello) of the well known Big Celtic Fun Band come from the Triangle to bring us their driving renditions of the folk music of Ireland, Scotland, New England and Canada! Come join us and bring friends to enjoy an evening of dances called by Dean Snipes from Charlotte.

PRE-DANCE SOCIALIZING AND EATING
Come out for some pre-dance socializing and eating before we head to the Grange at Applebee’s, 4406 w. Wendover Ave., Greensboro 27407, at 5:45 pm on Saturday, November 19. Get off I-40 at exit 214, one exit from the Grange. Contact : George Lester Segebade on Facebook; at gsegebade@triad.rr.com; or at 336 644 6522 telephone.

PARKING
Because the school is under construction we suggest some people park on the curb along Lea Ray Drive. Leaving the Grange, turn right on Lindley Road then immediate left on Lea Ray, a residential street. Please do not block driveways or fire hydrants, etc. No parking at the nearby church please.

General admission $8
Full time students (under 25) $5.
Free Lesson 7:30 – 8
Dance 8 – 10:30 pm

Eileen Regan & Tyler Johnson with Kathy Anderson Calling

Caller: Nationally-known Kathy Anderson of Ohio.   Band: Eileen Regan of the Big Celtic Fun Band, and Tyler Johnson.

“Kathy Anderson is known for her exciting squares, quirky contras, and swift, clear teaching, and has long been a favorite caller across the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Kathy’s smooth delivery and intriguing repertoire make for a fun and engaging dance experience. She also enjoys initiating new callers into the joys of calling.”

The band is:
“Big Celtic Fun Band’s” well known fiddle player, Eileen Regan.
“Rip the Calico’s” Tyler Johnson who plays mandolin, guitar, banjo.

Eileen Regan, who plays fiddle in “Big Celtic Fun” joins forces with Tyler Johnson of “Rip the Calico”. Tyler has over thirty years of experience as a musician and provides a great deal of the bands’ chordal interpretation, texture and mood. Look forward to some great music from these two!

All in all a stellar lineup for the evening!

General Admission $8
Salem Faculty & Students $3
Other full time students (under 25) with ID $5.

Free beginner lesson at 7:30